Berry Boltworks Named 2006 James B. Recchie Design Award Finalist

Columbus, OH (October 12, 2006)

Berry_Beam_SmallCapitol Equities, a commercial real estate firm based in Columbus, Ohio is honored to announce the nomination of the Berry Boltworks Building, at 350 East First Avenue, as a finalist for the 2006 James B. Recchie Design award, given in conjunction with the Columbus Landmarks Foundation.

The Design Award, named in memory of James B. Recchie, a founding trustee of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, annually celebrates a central Ohio building, park-land, public interior or landscape which has made a significant impact on the urban environment and its residents.

Of the nomination, Todd Kemmerer, president of Capitol Equities, said, “The Recchie award is well known throughout architectural and restoration circles, and we are definitely excited to be nominated again this year.” The Smith Bros’ Hardware building, also renovated and managed by Capitol Equities, was nominated and announced the winner of the Recchie Design award in 2000.

Berry_Bolt_Photo SmallBerry Boltworks, built in stages between 1888 and 1921, consists of a two-and-a-half story brick and gable-roofed structure originally used as an industrial bolt factory, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was renovated in 2004 and now operates as a creative/loft office building, retaining and reusing many of the original design elements and features such as the original wood floors and brick, exterior walls.

Past winners of the Recchie Design Award have included local landmarks such as the Galbreath Pavilion of the Ohio Theatre (1995), the Columbus Metropolitan Library (1991), the Ohio State House Renovation (1999), the Arena District (2002) and the I-670 Retail Cap (2005).

More information about the Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Recchie Design Award can be learned at